Calexico PD accepts applications


CALEXICO, Calif. – Calexico Police Department is looking for new police officers…

“I’m actually really excited.  It’s clear the community is getting the message.  We’re a different police department and we already have over 80 applicants for our positions,” Calexico Police Chief Mike Bostic said.

Before Chief Bostic arrived there was already a need for more officers.  In light of the recent firings of officers now there’s more of a need.


“And a lot of them are Calexicans which is really awesome to me because I want people to care about this community and I know the community does to,” Bostic said.

If you’re a high school graduate you qualify and more importantly that you care.


“You know what I’m looking for is people first of all that come to this job to wear the badge and that are only interested in one thing serving the community,” Bostic said.


The Chief is hoping to hire more women on his staff since there are only two women right now and he wants his police force to reflect the community.

Women represent a little more than half of the population.

Chief Bostic encouraging those who have it in them to do good work.


“I’d rather get the best qualified people and lose them to training for awhile then go for somebody that’s less qualified.  We’ve already seen what happens here in Calexico when you don’t pick the best,” Bostic said.


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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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